We cannot infer from prosperity that God is pleased with us, nor can we infer from adversity that he is displeased with us. - Wilson Benton
Two good indicators of revealed preferences are things the people tend to value a lot: time and money. If you look at how they spend their time and how they spend their money, you can infer quite a lot about their real preferences. - Douglas W. Hubbard
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.